I'm having challenges with time management for my proposed Oregon trip. I'm confirmed at Crater Lake Lodge for 9/7/08. From there I'd like to go to Gold Beach, stay overnight and take the Jet boat up the river on 9/8. How long is that drive from Crater Lake in hours? I'd like to enjoy the trip and not just see the dashboard all day.
Next, I'm looking for a nice oceanfront place for 9/9 somewhere up the coast. Bandon, Yachats, and Newport all looked interesting. Any recommendations? I'll be staying in Eugene 9/10 to 9/14 and taking day trips from there.